Fabio Tranchitella kobold at
Sun Jan 28 10:41:02 CET 2007

* 2007-01-27 16:45, Antony Gelberg wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi Antony,

> Zwiki in Debian is in a near-obsolete state - see
>  I have added
> my comment to the end of the bug.

The problem with Zwiki is that it never transitioned to the new zope
policy, and the maintainer is MIA. If nobody is willing to adopt it, I'll
do it myself and I'll take over the package in a few days uploading the new
upstream release.

> I was wondering if you guys would offer to adopt the package from fenton
> if no response is received from him?  He doesn't seem very active.
> I have added myself to this list - even though I'm not part of the team,
> I have amazed myself by bringing this and a previous issue
> (zope-cmfforum being obsolete) to light, even though I only run a couple
> of Plone sites.

The main effort of the team is about the Zope servers (actually 2.9, 2.10
and zoep3) and Plone. Ensuring that all the zope products work is a duty of
every single maintainer (and co-maintainers) for that package. The problem
is that some old packages (like zope-cmfforum, zope-quotafolder and
zope-zwiki) haven't received enough attention as they should have but this
is not the team as a whole is responsible but the single maintainer is.

> It's strange that so few people seem to report these things, Zope is a
> heavyweight product that should sit nicely with a heavyweight distro
> like Debian, but I don't think the two are working in perfect harmony
> yet.  :)

This is not really true: it depends on your target products. Plone works
nicely, and so other products. The products which are unmaintained are the
minority, but I agree with you that something needs to be done.


Fabio Tranchitella               
Free Software Developer and Consultant
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